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 (dĭs-kär′nĭt, -nāt′)
Having no material body or form: a discarnate spirit.

dis·car′nate n.
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(ˌdɪsˈkɑːnət; dɪsˈkɑːneɪt)
1. obsolete without flesh
2. disembodied
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(dɪsˈkɑr nɪt, -neɪt)

without a physical body; incorporeal.
[1655–65; dis-1 + -carnate, as in incarnate]
dis`car•na′tion, n.
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